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Roads Authority Clarifies Price For Speed Humps

Last week FRA Central Division representative, Jese Morgan had informed villagers in Tailevu during a talanoa session that a road hump cost $21,000.
30 Jun 2020 09:39
Roads Authority Clarifies Price For Speed Humps

The price for a speed hump depends on its type and location, the Fiji Roads Authority has clarified.

Last week FRA Central Division representative, Jese Morgan had informed villagers in Tailevu during a talanoa session that a road hump cost $21,000.

In a statement yesterday, the authority said there were several factors that governed the cost:

  • Type of road (sealed or unsealed)
  • Width of road
  • Whether or not the hump is a simple speed hump or a crossing ‘table’
  • The condition of the road at the location of the hump.

“It also need to be considered that the majority of traffic humps are constructed under the Divisional Maintenance Contract. This a tendered contract that has many hundreds of individual rates for the work to be undertaken.”

The authority said contractors rates and the contractor determined how it distributed the costs.

This means that some rates in the tender are higher, some are low and some are market-rate – ultimately the best value tender wins the contract. Once the contract is awarded the authority is contractually required to adhere to the rates provided the contractor.

 

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